Friday, May 21, 2010

Neo-Segregationist Rand Paul Isn't a Racist But Thinks Private Businesses Should Have the Right to Discriminate

     Tea Party candidate, Rand Paul, who just won the Republican primary in Kentucky, is causing an uproar, by making statements hinting that parts of the Civil Rights Act need to be repealed, but he doesn't support racism.  Seriously.

     Mr. Paul said in an interview with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC on Wednesday night that he supported the sections of the Civil Rights Act that applied to public accommodations but had concerns when it came to its applicability to private business; he raised similar concerns earlier in the day about the Americans with Disabilities Act in an interview on National Public Radio.
     Asked by Ms. Maddow if a private business had the right to refuse to serve black people, Mr. Paul replied, “Yes.”
     “I’m not in favor of any discrimination of any form,” Mr. Paul continued. “I would never belong to any club that excluded anybody for race."
     But Paul had no problem holding his election night celebration at a a private country club.
     Mr. Paul also found himself on the defensive on Thursday when he sought to justify his decision to hold his election night celebration at a country club in Bowling Green, arguing that was not in any way at variance with the grass-roots movement he has come to epitomize.  “I think at one time, people used to think of golf and golf clubs and golf courses as being exclusive,” Mr. Paul said in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America,” adding, “Tiger Woods has helped to broaden that, in the sense that he’s brought golf to a lot of the cities and to city youth.”
     Yes, but Tiger Woods and those "city youth" that Mr. Paul is aggrandizing would not be able to eat in the same Southern restaurants and play on the same Southern golf courses as Mr. Paul were the sections of the Civil Rights Acts that he's questioning were to be revoked.

     You either fight racism and discrimination or you don't, Mr. Paul.  

     You either stand for minorities' rights or you stand against them.

     You can't have your KKKake and eat it, too.

Image and video ideas from my buddy Russ at BlueTruckRedState.


Russ Manley said...

Thanks for the plug, Tom!

"You can't have your KKKake and eat it too" - ROFL. Brilliant.

Divine Arkaner Bastian said...

although i'm not sure on my position, he's talking about a freer economy, (sort of like freedom of speech to say you are racist) that allows businesses to run the way they want to. it's not supporting racism, since saying you CAN do something doesn't mean people WILL do it.
especially because in today's society most, if not all, businesses would not do this and any that did would be heavily boycotted.